Monday, 2 July 2012
Strawberry flavoured straws to make strawberry milk: Brilliant!
Wondering how to take a little piece of home with you to comfort the children?
Our two girls have always loved milk. When you are breastfeeding it's easy enough to take your supply on holiday with you. But when you are bottle feeding, or they've moved onto full fat cows milk, taking milk that they will drink on holiday makes for a heavy set of cases.
When the younger was 10 months old we took her and her older sister abroad for our summer holidays. Because she was still drinking follow-on milk we took cartons of it with us along with bottles, sterilisers and bottle warmers. I survived with the smallest collection of clothes you've ever seen and actually had to wash underwear whilst on holiday. I hate that. The things you do when you have children!
And now; when the two girls are 6 and 3 years old respectively, I find myself packing strawberry flavoured straws, because recently they have moved onto milk with additional strawberry or vanilla flavouring added. Just like you can add blackcurrent cordial to water, you can now add strawberry, vanilla or chocolate flavouring to milk. My girls love it. At home it comes in bottles, just like cordial, so I didn't intend to take any with me. But then, my husband discovered these straws.
He found them in Sainsburys. They are plastic straws that have been pinched at each end; just enough to hold in small pink balls of flavouring; but not enough to stop the ability to suck milk through the straw. So you simply take a straw out of the packet of five, pop it in your milk and drink through it. The milk picks up the flavour as it passes through the straw. I have no idea what ingredients are in them and I strongly suspect it's not the healthiest collection of ingredients ever. But I'm under no illusions; these are a treat.
Very clever; and a lovely way to bring a little piece of home to our holiday breakfasts. They don't take up much room in the case either! More room for maxi-dresses!
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